- Assistant Professor
- Health Sci - Public Health Program
- Office: M3053
- Phone: (403) 332-5233
- Phone: (403) 332-5233
DegreesBSc (Nursing), University of Saskatchewan; MSc (Health Promotion), University of Alberta; PhD (Nursing), University of Alberta
ExpertisePublic health, Health promotion, Population health, Health equity, Socioecological Models of Health
Research AreasSocial Inclusion/Exclusion, Poverty, Community Development, Social Determinants of Health, Food Security
Previous Research AreasSocial Inclusion/Exclusion, Poverty, Home visitation, Early maternity discharge, Infant feeding, Hospital readmission
Office HoursTuesdays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
About MeSharon is the coordinator of the Bachelor of Health Sciences (B.H.Sc.) in Public Health and the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Aboriginal Health degree programs, Faculty of Health Sciences.
NURS 5140 Nursing Practice: Populations & Places
HLSC 3990 School-based Mental Health Promotion & Healthy Eating
PUBH 4000 Advanced Public Health
HSLC 5990 Critical Appraisal & Evaluation Research
Courses Previously taught:
PUBH 4550 Practicum in Public Health
PUBH 4050 Public Health Senior Practicum
PUBH 4000 Advanced Public Health
PUBH 3850 Community Development & Social Justice
PUBH 3420 Public Health Ethics
PUBH 3000 Public Health: Canadian & Global Perspectives
PUBH 1000 Introduction to Public Health
HLSC 2700/SOC 2700 Health and Society
NURS 4750 Senior Clinical Consolidation
NURS 4700 Senior Clinical Consolidation
NURS 3135 Professional Seminar III
NURS 3020 Health, Illness and Healing III
BiographySharon Yanicki is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge. Sharon is a registered nurse (CARNA), and a member of a variety of professional organizations including: the Canadian and Alberta Public Health Associations (CPHA & APHA), the Western & North-Western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (WNRCSN), and the Community Health Nurses of Canada and Alberta (CHNC & CHNA).
Sharon is a research associate of the Prentice Institute for Global Population & Economy (U of L), the Centre for Culture and Community (U of L), the O'Brien Institute for Public Health (U of C), and a member scholar of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (U of A). Sharon has many years of experience in public health as a consultant, an evaluator, a manager and nurse.
Selected PublicationsPublications - Dissertation
Yanicki, S. M. (2016). Social inclusion/exclusion: Parents and grandparents participating in community development in rural Alberta. (PhD Dissertation). University of Alberta. Edmonton, Canada. Spring. Retrieved from: https://era.library.ualberta.ca/files/crn301137q#.V2rFM032bct
Publications - Book Chapters
Sedgwick, M., & Yanicki. S. (2012). Alberta olisands: A toxic mixture of bitumen and economic prosperity. In Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Population and Public Health. Population and public health ethics: Cases for research, policy and practice. (pp. 164-167). Toronto: University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics. Retrieved from: www.jointcentreforbioethics.ca
Yanicki, S. M., & Philipp, K. (2012). Community partnerships for post-secondary tobacco education. In A. R. Vollman, E. T. Anderson, & J. MacFarlane, Community as partner-Canadian edition: Theory and multidisciplinary practice. (3rd ed., pp. 425-432). New York: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (reprint)
Yanicki, S., Gregory, D., & Lee, B. (2011). Gambling among Aborignial peoples: Indigenous and critical socio-ecological perspectivesl. In Belanger, Y. (ed.). First Nations Gaming and Gambling in Canada: Perspectives (pp. 195-126). Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press.
Yanicki, S.M., & Philipp, K. (2008). Community partnerships for post-secondary tobacco reduction. In A. R. Vollman, E. T. Anderson, & J. MacFarlane, Community as partner-Canadian edition: Theory and multidisciplinary practice. (2nd ed., pp. 459-468). New York: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Publications - Referred Journals:
Yanicki, S. M., Kushner, K., Reutter, L. (2015). Social inclusion/exclusion as matters of social justice: A call for nursing action. Nursing Inquiry. 22 (2). 121-133. DOI:10.1111/nin.12076.
Yanicki, S. M., Kushner, K., Reutter, L. (2014). Social inclusion/exclusion as matters of social justice: A call for nursing action. Nursing Inquiry. Early View: DOI: 0.1111/nin.12076.
Lee, B. K, Yanicki, S. M., & Solowoniuk, J. (2011). The value of a health behavior change reflective assignment for health promotion learning. Education for Health. 24(2).
Kothari, A., Edwards, N., Yanicki, S., Hansen-Ketchum, P., Kennedy, M.A. (2007). Socioecological models: Strengthening intervention research in tobacco control. Drogues, Santé et Société, 6(1). Supplément 3. iii1-iii24. Retrieved November 22, 2007 from http://www.drogues-sante-societe.org/vol6no1_txt.php?txtNo=12
Kothari, A., Edwards, N., Yanicki, S., Hansen-Ketchum, P., Kennedy, M.A. (2007). Modèles socio-écologiques: Renforcement de la recherché interventionnelle dans le contrôle du tabac. Drogues, Santé et Société, 6(1). 337-364. Retrieved November 22, 2007 from http://www.drogues-sante-societe.org/vol6no1_txt.php?txtNo=12
Yanicki, S.M. (2005). Social Support and family assets: The perceptions of low-income lone-mother families about support from home visitation. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 96(1), 46-48.
Yanicki, S., Jensen-Ross, C.A., Hasselback, P., & Sandilands, M. (2002). The safety of Canadian early discharge guidelines: Effects of discharge timing on readmission in the first year post-discharge and exclusive breastfeeding to four months. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 93(1), 26-30.
Jensen-Ross, C.A., Hasselback, P., Sandilands, M., & Yanicki, S.M. (2001). One-year readmission patterns for mothers of "normal' newborns. Annals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 34(4), 210 - 216.
Jensen-Ross, C.A., Hasselback, P., Sandilands, M., & Yanicki, S.M. (2001). Readmission patterns in the first year of life of "normal" newborns. Annals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 34(5), 280-284.
Publications - Invited (Refereed)
Yanicki, S. M. (2012). Social inclusion/exclusion as a determinant of women's health in Alberta. I G. Bonifacio. comp. WGST 1000 workbook: Gender vista. Lethbridge: University of Lethbridge.
Publications - Non-Refereed Publications
Yanicki, S., Belanger, Y. (2012, Mar. 10). Cost of poverty in Alta: What will it take to move forward? The Public Professor. Lethbridge Herald. A7.
Selected Creative WorksEngaged Scholarship Activities
Learning from what works: Microcredit & microfinance for low-income entrepreneurs in south western Alberta
Networking Grant, Alberta Rural Development Network (AARDN)
Collaboration: South West Alberta Community Loan Fund and University of Lethbridge. Yale Belanger - Principal Applicant, Sharon Yanicki and Steve Pedersen - Co-Applicants
- Networking meetings to expand partnerships in rural Alberta
- Grant: $8,175.00 approved Aug. 2011, ARDN Network Grant
Networking meetings Nov. 22 in Fort Macleod, Nov. 29 2011 & Mar. 13, 2012 in Lethbridge. Final Report Submitted - May 2012
Research InterestsSharon's research focuses on health equity/inequity, cultural safety, cost-effectiveness, social inclusion/exclusion, poverty, community development, health promotion, public/population health, social justice, social support, and critical socioecological models of health. Sharon has experience with the following research methods: critical ethnography, mixed methods, exploratory descriptive, and cohort studies.
Current Research and Creative Activity
|Title||Location||Grant Information||Principal Investigator||Co Researchers|
|The rapid resettlement of Syrian refugees in Canada: Evaluating the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary Refugee Health Clinic in a small urban centre in Alberta.||Lethbridge||
The Parkland Institute, In progress 2016-2017.
||Sharon Yanicki||Vivien Suttorp|
|Title||Grant Agency||Completion Date|
|Social support and family assets: The perceptions of low-income lone-mother families about support from home visitation||May 2004|
|Promoting Health Behaviour Changes & Reflective Learning Among a Group of University Students||University of Lethbridge, CAETL||2008-09|
|Social Inclusion/Exclusion: Parents and Grandparents Participating in Community Development in Rural Alberta||University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health Sciences||January 2016|